Diesel takes on Kojak in remake
The Fast And The Furious star is expected to take on the lead role of the tough-talking cop in the movie, which he would also co-produce, reported Deadline.
Skyfall writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are to script the upcoming film and make it contemporary for Universal Pictures.
Telly Savalas previously portrayed the New York policeman in the TV series, which ran from 1973 to 1978.
Vin has just wrapped Fast & Furious 6, the latest instalment in his popular car chase franchise, and Riddick, where he reprises his role as Richard B Riddick from 2000's Pitch Black.